White Horse

White Horse

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The world has ended, but her journey has just begun.
Thirty-year-old Zoe leads an ordinary life until the end of the world arrives. She is cleaning cages and floors at Pope Pharmaceuticals when the president of the United States announces that human beings are no longer a viable species. When Zoe realizes that everyone she loves is disappearing, she starts running. Scared and alone in a shockingly changed world, she embarks on a remarkable journey of survival and redemption. Along the way, Zoe comes to see that humans are defined not by their genetic code, but rather by their actions and choices. "White Horse "offers hope for a broken world, where love can lead to the most unexpected places.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 521.63g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1451642997
  • 9781451642995
  • 825,618

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"The new "Hunger Games"."
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About Alex Adams

Alex Adams was born in Auckland, New Zealand. She lived in Greece and Australia before settling in Portland, Oregon. In between moving continents, Alex received a BA from the University of New England in Armidale, Australia and went on to teach English as a Second Language.
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3,072 ratings
3.48 out of 5 stars
5 19% (596)
4 33% (1,014)
3 30% (910)
2 12% (373)
1 6% (179)

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To say this post-apocalyptic dystopian story is bleak is putting it mildly. This is not a tale for anyone looking for light entertainment, but it is an extremely well-written piece that really sneaks up on you. When I started reading, I was impressed with Adams' prose, which draws you in and establishes the scene and characters without being flowery or wordy. The offshoot of this is that it takes a while before you really process just how dreadful events are and that, I think, is what makes this book: the way it sucks you in first, establishing your interest, before launching the horrors on you. I loved how the story was told by alternating between past and present. It really helped maintain the tension and revealed new elements of the story and the history of White Horse gradually, always giving you new things to think about. You could also see how the past influenced Zoe's actions in the present when you saw them presented side by side. When my copy arrived, I was in the middle of another book and my husband happened to pick it up, asking what it was. After a brief flick through, he retreated to the sofa with it and I realised I wouldn't get it back until he had finished it. He read it over two days and told me he'd enjoyed it and would want to read the next book in the series. The same is true for me. I was captured by both the story and characters and I am keen to see how Adams will continue the tale and what is in store next for Zoe and her companions. This truly is a startling debut from a very talented writer. I would recommend this book to dystopia fans (older teens and adults) and literary fictions fans who love a well-crafted and beautifully presented story. This is not for the faint-hearted, though, as it is a very bleak tale - more so than any of the YA dystopia currently around. But it is not entirely without a sense of hope, so all I can say is: Read and discover this book for yourself. I received this book as a free ARC from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.show more
by Nicola Markus
Zoe is just a normal girl who wants to make something more of herself. She works as a janitor at a lab, cleaning the cages and polishing floors. She knows that if she can just make enough money to put herself through school, she'll be able to make a better life for herself. But when a pandemic breaks loose and Zoe's boyfriend flees the country - leaving her pregnant and alone in a world were humans are a dying breed - she knows what she has to do: follow him to Greece to ensure her baby will have a real family. But Zoe's trip changes her outlook completely, leaving her wondering: what does it really mean to be human? First off, I'd like to say thank you to S & S Canada for allowing me to read this book. It was amazing and so different from anything I've read in a really long time! The writing was gorgeous. I think Alex Adams could write about trash blowing in the wind and it'd still sound poetic and beautiful ... and if you don't believe me, I suggest you pick up a copy of White Horse and find out for yourself. I loved the plot as well! The entire thing was gripping and terrifying because you could definitely see something like this happening in the world today. I seriously couldn't put this book down until I'd finished, and even then I wanted to flip back to the beginning and re-read it. I definitely recommend you add White Horse to your to-be-read list (and pre-order it as well if you can)! I know anyone who likes dystopian (YA or otherwise) novels will really enjoy it. I can't wait for the second installment!show more
by Stephanie
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